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#1 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:11 AM

Hi Every one,

 

This year my present to the community is this fast and funny game.

 

Just for information:

It's my very first attempt to write something for the VCS

 

Game, Music-tracker and winning-tunes, I wrote myself.

The intro-music is composed by my nephew Marc Jaschusch.

 

The game is free, for personal use only.

For Harmony, emulator or home-brew if you can do this.

All you need will be ready for download before Christmas.

 

Found here:

http://www.mr-atari.com/defyocas/

 

Picture used is Liverpool Castle (UK)

 

ho-ho-ho, merry Christmas :-)

 

Cheers,

Sijmen.

 

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#2 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:30 AM

Thanks! Looks great and I can't wait to try it out.

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:51 AM

That looks nice indeed!  Looking forward to it.



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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:57 AM

So this is like Artillery Duel?



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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:01 AM

I'm guessing it takes multiple shots to destroy your opponent's castle which would make the game somewhat different than Artillery Duel. You can also dodge boulders.



#6 swlovinist OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:08 AM

Is this the VCS version of Smithereens?  I love that O2 game.  



#7 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:11 AM

Is this the VCS version of Smithereens?  I love that O2 game.  

 

That was my thought, too. It looks like it. Hopefully it has uses the Atarivox+ for voice. =)



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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:34 AM

Yes, it's a 2600 version of Smithereens (aka Stone Sling in Europe)!



#9 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:16 AM

That looks very nice - I'll check it out when it's released.

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:55 AM

Here's a video.

 



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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:31 PM

I had a chance to beta test game. It's a great 2 player simultaneous artillery duel type game. A lot of fun.

#12 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:40 PM

Beta Tester here too! Its a fun 2 player game!



#13 Marco Miccoli OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:24 PM

Great game!

#14 GoldLeader ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:34 PM

Cool!

 

Looks fun!



#15 JeffIrok OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:31 PM

Sweet - Thanks!



#16 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:20 PM

Looks like a lot of fun! I've always enjoyed Artillery Duel style games so I'll be looking forward to popping Defend your Castle on my Harmony cart and trying it out this Christmas! :)

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:41 PM

Looks awesome!



#18 Zonie OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:07 PM

TRS-80: Pillbox!



#19 D Train OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:01 PM

TRS-80: Pillbox!

 

HAHAHAHAH!  Yes!



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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:46 PM

Nice box art! I've always liked these type of games and look forward to giving it a whirl - thanks!



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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:41 PM

Looks great.  I'm looking forward to it. 

After browsing through the manual, I'd like to make a request:

Would you mind making an alternate version with the BW/Color setting reversed so that the default (Color) is NTSC rather than BW being NTSC?  Having the default (Color) being PAL will cause issues with NTSC 7800s due to the momentary switch.  Also, if this game ends up being compatible with the Atari Flashback Portables, the bottom of the screen will be cut off due to it defaulting to PAL.  The TV mode switch on those is a momentary switch like the 7800, so having "Color" be NTSC will fix that issue as well.  Making an alternate version with those settings reversed will prevent a lot of heartache from NTSC 7800 and FB Portable users.  :)

 

...unless you've already programmed it to be compatible with the 7800 switch.  Then this may be a useless post.  ;)



#22 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:19 AM

Looks great.  I'm looking forward to it. 

After browsing through the manual, I'd like to make a request:

Would you mind making an alternate version with the BW/Color setting reversed so that the default (Color) is NTSC rather than BW being NTSC?  Having the default (Color) being PAL will cause issues with NTSC 7800s due to the momentary switch.  Also, if this game ends up being compatible with the Atari Flashback Portables, the bottom of the screen will be cut off due to it defaulting to PAL.  The TV mode switch on those is a momentary switch like the 7800, so having "Color" be NTSC will fix that issue as well.  Making an alternate version with those settings reversed will prevent a lot of heartache from NTSC 7800 and FB Portable users.  :)

 

...unless you've already programmed it to be compatible with the 7800 switch.  Then this may be a useless post.  ;)

 

Good point about PAL/NTSC-selection.

 

The reason for default/PAL is, that I live in Netherlands :-)

The only physical switch I could use is difficulty, since that is connected to IO.

 

I have a go at this before launch, thanks.



#23 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:30 AM

Nah, that's not so cool as using the Color/BW-switch.

 

I will include a NTSC-only version is you want to run it on a system/emulator without this switch.



#24 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:10 AM

Some last minute changes, many thanks to all beta-testers.
24 hours until upload......



#25 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:24 AM

The game is uploaded, merry x-mas everyone !






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